MMO3753 - Late prehistoric oval enclosure above Horse Parks Wood (Monument)

Summary

Evidence for a possible ditch-defined oval enclosure potentially of late prehistoric date can be seen as a cropmark on aerial photographs.

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Type and Period (2)

Protected Status

  • None recorded

Full Description

Evidence for a possible ditch-defined enclosure potentially of late prehistoric date can be seen as a cropmark on aerial photographs, centred on circa ST 06663515, on the north facing slopes above Horse Parks Wood. The possible enclosure is defined by a narrow cropmark interpreted as signifying a buried ditch less than 2 metres broad. No indication of an accompanying bank could be seen. The possible enclosure is roughly egg shaped, and measures approximately 73 metres along its long axis diameter. No internal features can be seen. [1]

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Aerial photograph: Various. Various. Vertical Aerial Photograph. NMR MAL/76067 201-2 04-AUG-1976.
  • <2> Archive: 2007-2009. Exmoor National Park NMP: ST 03 SE. MD002179.

Map

Location

Grid reference Centred ST 0667 3514 (63m by 79m) (Aerial Survey)
Map sheet ST03NE
Civil Parish STOGUMBER, WEST SOMERSET, SOMERSET

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External Links (1)

Other Statuses/References

  • National Monuments Record reference: ST 03 NE144
  • Pastscape HOBID (was Monarch UID): 1500145

Record last edited

Apr 3 2013 12:58PM

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